PLANS for our West Nashville Community by the Metropolitan Planning Commission.

The West Nashville Community Plan was most recently updated in August 2017 as part of a scheduled review of the NashvilleNext long-range plan.

All of the Planning Department's fourteen Community Plans are guided by the Community Character Manual, a document which provides detailed policy guidance based on the look and feel of neighborhoods, centers, corridors, and open spaces.

Related Plan Documents

The West Nashville Community Plan

Charlotte Avenue Corridor Plan - The corridor plan for Charlotte Avenue illustrates the community's vision, taking into account various interests and balanced with sound planning principles. The corridor plan is used as a starting point for discussing future entitlements and public and private investment, including zone changes, subdivisions, and development applications. For more information regarding the corridor plan process for this portion of Charlotte Avenue, please see our Charlotte Avenue Planning Study page.


Aquinas College Institutional Overlay

The Aquinas College Institutional Overlay, was adopted in November 2008. Institutional Overlays provide development rules for specific areas and work in cooperation with existing residential zoning.

Other Information

Community Character Manual, provides detailed policy guidance based on the look and feel of neighborhoods, centers, corridors and open spaces. 

The River-Trace Urban Design Overlay was approved by the  Metropolitan Council in 2018 and sets building and development standards along Highway 100 from the Harpeth River to the Natchez Trace. (Contact Jessica Buechler at 615-862-7184 with questions or comments.)

Building Permits Issued (Map)


Metro Council Resources

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Thom Druffel | Metro Council | District 23

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